[TriLUG] Can't kill driftnet
c.crider at gmail.com
Wed Feb 11 08:11:21 EST 2009
"kill -9" is also handy for defeating enemies or unwanted guests.
I use it in meetings all the time: "kill -9 bad_idea"; "kill -9 bob".
On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Maxwell Spangler
<maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-10 at 22:45 -0500, Ivan Panarusky wrote:
>> For some reason, I can't stop the program dritnet. I tried $sudo
> killall driftnet, #killall driftnet, and even the system monitor. (it
> crashed when I tied to kill it
>> On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Paul G. Szabady <paul at thyservice.com>wrote:
>> > How about killing the process id?
>> > $ ps auwx | grep driftnet | cut -d" " -f3
>> > Then kill the process id that's returned. ie:
>> > $ kill -15 1234
>> > or
>> > $ kill -9 1234
>> That did the trick, but why didn't anything else work?
> When you originally did 'kill driftnet' the 'TERM' signal was sent.
> Sometimes programs can't receive this signal and act upon this signal
> due to their status so they just sit there trying to do something like
> receive data from a network or read from a device thats gone missing.
> Manually specifying a harsher signal like -9 will kill most things. If
> you can't kill it with 9, you have to kill things around it and hope
> something lets go, and otherwise reboot.
> Occasionally I find that GNOME's nautilus goes all wanky on me if I work
> with a lot of photos or similar conditions where it likes to eat up
> memory. A quick shell and 'kill -1 nautilus' reboots it and frees up
> all that lost memory.
> man kill
> man -S 7 signal
> Maxwell Spangler
> Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
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